The Brickish Association

The Great Western Brick Show features models by members of the Brickish Association, the UK Forum for Adult Fans of LEGO®.

Looking forward to the 2018 Show?

by / Sunday, 19 August 2018 / Published in Show News

We’re excited too! The Great Western Brick Show opens its doors for the sixteenth time in October this year! 16 years! We started off in 2002 with a handful of people who brought a LEGO train display to STEAM. A couple of hundred visitors came to see it and loved what they saw – what adult fans could build with LEGO bricks.

Put this date in your diary: 6-7 October 2018

This year, we are far from just a LEGO train show. We’re now world famous for models from films, TV, books and real life as well as some amazing planes, trains, cars, boats, ships and helicopters – not forgetting some of the coolest spacecraft anyone could imagine. The show runs for just two days and thousands of people travel from all over the country to come to see it.

Our Robot Battles were incredibly popular again last year and we’re hoping this year will be even better.  We’ve kept the rules the same for our exhibitors and they’re already working on some awesome new designs to ensure we have an even more entertaining experience this year.  We can’t wait…

Ten years ago we started building giant mosaics at the show and we started a trend for LEGO shows around the world. Fairy Bricks, our favourite charity will be bringing an all-new mosaic build to the show.  Each one uses well over 100,000 LEGO bricks and you, the visitors build it!  The first one we created celebrated the 30th anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure and is pictured above.  Since then we have created giant images of LEGO Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Carribean, LEGO Friends and DC Superheroes. This year brings a whole new surprise. We’ll share all the details as we get nearer to the big weekend.

We’ve also got a whole lot of new displays to show off this October. Watch out for previews right here. If you sign up for the newsletter, we’ll email you updates as well.

Take care!